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Published May 19, 2012, 08:05 PM

Update on Wildfire in Northeastern Minnesota

Ely, MN (WDAY TV) -- Firefighters are getting closer to putting out a wildfire in northeastern Minnesota.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Firefighters are getting closer to putting out a wildfire in northeastern Minnesota.

This afternoon people who live in the 7 evacuated homes near Ely were let back in. State highway 1 is still closed though as firefighters are still working on extinguishing hot spots.

They're still spraying and dropping water along the 175 acre burned perimeter, overturning soil and cutting down some trees.

The fire is about 60 percent contained.

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